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What does it mean when you have a headache behind my right eyebrow?

What does it mean when you have a headache behind my right eyebrow?

Possible sinusitis: Could be sinus disease, but you should see your eye md to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I often have a headache on my left eyebrow, and it also hurts if I touch it or move my head. Why is that?

I often have a headache on my left eyebrow, and it also hurts if I touch it or move my head. Why is that?

Could be sinuses: You have sinuses over your eyebrows. It is possible that you have an infection there. If you have fevers, nasal discharge or if that area is tender to touch (as you sad it is) it would be good to see a doctor for an evaluation. Try using warm compresses on the area and taking an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen until you can see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a headache on and off for 3 days now. It tends to come for around 15 minutes at a time and focused above my left eyebrow.

I have had a headache on and off for 3 days now. It tends to come for around 15 minutes at a time and focused above my left eyebrow.

Can't be exact about: The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc.
Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My friend has had such a bad headache between her eyebrows nothing seems to work for her what can I do to help her?

Headache: Sounds like she has sunusitis, she needs to see an ENT physician for evaluation and trestment. ...Read more

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I woke up in the middle of the night with an excruciating headache right above the eyebrows. It got way worse when I walked or layed down or bend over?

I woke up in the middle of the night with an excruciating headache right above the eyebrows. It got way worse when I walked or layed down or bend over?

Do you have a sinus: headache? Positional headache are often related to sinuses, but can be other things. Over the eyebrow can also be referred pain from the atlas vertebrae rotated on the opposite side. So if that's the case, walking can aggravate it or laying face forward on on your back, until you can get it realigned. See your doctor soon! ...Read more

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I have a headache on the back of my right eyebrow. Any reason why that might be? It's only on the right side.

I have a headache on the back of my right eyebrow. Any reason why that might be? It's only on the right side.

If no trauma then..: .. likely some retinal occlusion problem or ocular migraine -- Ocular migraines tend to occur to the same eye and continue to do so. Please get yourself to a neurologist. If you do not have pain behind the eyeball, then perhaps it is only a fluke pain on the right orbit. But only seeing a healthcare professional can tell you. ...Read more

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I suffer hyper acidity once a week. Due to that I womit and get accute headache at left side near eyebrows for whole day. I want to get rid of it.

I suffer hyper acidity once a week. Due to that I womit and get accute headache at left side near eyebrows for whole day. I want to get rid of it.

Migraine?: This sounds like either a tension headache or if it lasts a whole day, possibly some type of migraine. The treatment of the two types of headache are different, so I would see a doctor first and try to decide which treatment is best. I suspect the migraine therapy would be best as a first approach ...Read more

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I get this headache in forehead originating from two nerves above eyebrows, when I push them I feel some difference in pain what's that? Good vision

I get this headache in forehead originating from two nerves above eyebrows, when I push them I feel some difference in pain what's that? Good vision

The two nerves: You have 2 nerves on each sides of your forehead, the supraorbital and supratrochlear nerves, which travel from the top of your eye sockets under your eyebrows. Most patients do well with meds, or there are treatments directed to those nerves that can help headaches, including nerve blocks and the Cefaly device. If you consult me we can discuss further, www. Healthtap. Com/drnathanielschuster ...Read more

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What does it mean if I get frequent morning headaches that are centralized between my eyebrows?

What does it mean if I get frequent morning headaches that are centralized between my eyebrows?

Not good stuff: This can be eye strain to dry eyes due to a dry bedroom to a brain tumor. This should be evaluated medically. ...Read more

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I am 42 years old man and I keep lifting my eyebrows up all the time especially in day time which cause a headache. How can I solve this issue?

I am 42 years old man and I keep lifting my eyebrows up all the time especially in day time which cause a headache. How can I solve this issue?

Consider botox: If behavioral modification has not worked, you may try getting botox injection that will partly paralyze the muscles and may prevent headaches.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is a headache and pain around eyebrows due to a post nasal drip I had?

Is a headache and pain around eyebrows due to a post nasal drip I had?

Maybe sinus pain: The bones behind the eyebrows have hollow spaces (sinuses) that can become plugged up and become infected (sinusitis). Sinusitis can happen after colds, allergies, or sometimes without a preceding illness. Mild symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medications, but bothersome pain, increasing symptoms, or prolonged symptoms need a doctor's evaluation. ...Read more

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I get headaches in my forehead and sometimes right by my eyebrow what should I do?

I get headaches in my forehead and sometimes right by my eyebrow what should I do?

Tension Type: Headache. The most common primary headache. It is not unusual for patients with TTH to experience pain in the head musculature and around the eyes. The pains are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a good way to help get rid of a headache under/behind the eyebrow? At home help.

What is a good way to help get rid of a headache under/behind the eyebrow? At home help.

If this is: NOT one of MANY headaches of this type ('Cluster Headache") treat it the same way you treat any headache! Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)... ice pack over the eyebrow and finally try heating pad in the back of your head/upper neck.

Hope this helps!
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I am suffering from sinus from long time. Few day I am getting one side headache especially back side 0n left. Face feel pain on eyebrows. Mom had sinus?

Migraine?: Probably more likely to be migraine related. See a neurologist. The international headache society doesn't even recognize the term sinus headache because other than with sinusitis there is no such thing. ...Read more

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So I have like sinus headaches above my eye brows, but I don't have sinus. I just have headaches about my eyebrows. I don't feel like I have sinus?

So I have like sinus headaches above my eye brows, but I don't have sinus. I just have headaches about my eyebrows. I don't feel like I have sinus?

Check eyes: Sometimes eye issues can cause sinus like pain. Depending also on your meds, narrow angles can be a concern so get a gonioscopy if Pentacam shows narrow angles: an eyeMD can help be sure it is not your eyes at all. ...Read more

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Left eyebrow area. Not headache more of low preassure. When I went swimming it felt more preassure.

Left eyebrow area. Not headache more of low preassure. When I went swimming it felt more preassure.

Get checked: I would check your cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus) for the presence of toxin, pathogen, or allergen. I would also check your ears because pressure is suggestive that the issue may be with your ears. An ENT is best to evaluate your concern. ...Read more

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I woke up with the absolute worst headache ever. And it feels like it's affecting my eyebrow/eyeball area. What can it be?

See MD: If this is new for you, and you describe the headache as "worst ever", you should see an MD or ER now to make sure it's safe. ...Read more

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Headache in middle of forehead usually between eyebrows. Start when thinking deeply or stress. Last upto 2. 3 days. Also ammenorhea from 3 months?

Headache in middle of forehead usually between eyebrows. Start when thinking deeply or stress. Last upto 2. 3 days. Also ammenorhea from 3 months?

Amenorrhea: The headache could be unrelated to your amenorrhe. I would like to see that you have a work up for other endocrinological dysfunctions though given that you have a headache as well as amenorrhea. This would start with some blood work. ...Read more

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I get extreme headaches/migraines every few weeks. Usually lasting ~a week. No head trauma. On the right side, eyebrow/temple. Started 6 months ago.?

I get extreme headaches/migraines every few weeks. Usually lasting ~a week. No head trauma. On the right side, eyebrow/temple. Started 6 months ago.?

Migraines treatment: Abortive treatment-triptan, nsaids are helpful.

If these are really frequent
preventive medications like topiramate may be helpful.
See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Since I was 16 (now 22) been getting constant sharp headaches above right eyebrow near middle of forehead. Whenever I get a headache it’s always here?

Since I was 16 (now 22) been getting constant sharp headaches above right eyebrow near middle of forehead. Whenever I get a headache it’s always here?

Headache by eye: Is it related to nasal congestion? If so it could be related to the sinus. A simple sinus Ct without contrast can sort this problem out. See your primary doctor: he or she can try sumatriptan if they think it is a migraine variant. I hope this was helpful. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Headaches directly above the eyebrows and straight across. Sometimes in the upper middle of my forehead. Also in the temples. What could this be? All of sudden they're almost daily : (

Headaches directly above the eyebrows and straight across. Sometimes in the upper middle of my forehead. Also in the temples. What could this be? All of sudden they're almost daily : (

Some possibilities: This could be many things- most commonly, sinusitis, corrective vision needs, migraines, tensions headaches, evidence of low or high blood sugar, and others including if you have had a significant fever/neck pain, meningitis or even the common cold/flu. See your doctor to get a full workup as this has persisted. ...Read more

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I sneezed a few times last night and now have a terrible headache around my left eyebrow and it hurts to touch it. I couldn't sleep it was that bad. I was wondering whether this will go away on its own or whether I will need medical attehntion. I believe

I sneezed a few times last night and now have a terrible headache around my left eyebrow and it hurts to touch it. I couldn't sleep it was that bad. I was wondering whether this will go away on its own or whether I will need medical attehntion. I believe

Get help: You may have a sinus infection and if it is focalized and tender, this may represent a bacterial problem which will require antibiotics and other interventions. There are a few other possibilities, like a problem with your cavernous sinus, and best to see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have had a cold for a week now and past 3 days I've had a pain like headache above my eyebrow. Could this be my sinus's?

Yes: Pain around eyes or deep eye pain during a cold are usually signs of sinusitis. Have your general doctor order ct scan of sinuses and if sinusitis present he can then refer you to an ENT specialist. Remember regular x-rays are of no help in diagnosis of chronic sinusitus. ...Read more

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I have a headache behind my right eye, and it is painful to the touch right above my eye but below the eyebrow, what can I do?

I have a headache behind my right eye, and it is painful to the touch right above my eye but below the eyebrow, what can I do?

Sounds like...: Some type of inflammatory process or eye pressure issue going on in your eye. This is something that should be seen by a doctor right away and will likely require prescription treatment. You may try using over-the-counter ibuprofen medication to alleviate the headache and possibly temper the Eye pain until you are seen. Best of luck! ...Read more